Palm Court at The Langham, London

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Afternoon Tea
The centre piece of The Langham, London, the dazzling Palm Court is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 150 years ago, an indulgence that lives on today. All day dining is served with timeless elegance with dishes that will tempt visitors, ideal for indulgent evenings or early bites.

The Langham, London was the first hotel to serve afternoon tea and in keeping with our reputation for innovation we now present, SeasonaliTea, with its focus on using the very best ingredients at absolute right time of year.

SeasonaliTea is elegantly contemporary, featuring savouries, scones and patisserie with delicious flavours that change throughout the year.

Entertainment

The Palm Court pianist, playing every afternoon, creates a relaxing ambience of serenity.

Specials

Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of Champagne for £79 Mon - Thurs

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 18, 2019

Ends: January 5, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM

Festive 3 courses with a carafe of wine £49 Sunday - Wednesday

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 18, 2019

Ends: January 5, 2020

Availability: Sun-Wed 6:30PM-10:00PM

Christmas Day Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood £84 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: December 25, 2019

Ends: December 25, 2019

Availability: Wed 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM

Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood £84 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 18, 2019

Ends: January 2, 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM
Fri-Sat 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM 6:30PM-6:45PM

Festive Afternoon Tea With Wedgwood £70 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: November 18, 2019

Ends: January 2, 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM
Fri-Sat 12:30PM-1:00PM 2:30PM-3:00PM 4:30PM-5:00PM 6:30PM-6:45PM

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Sun - Fri 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 6:30PM - 10:15PM

What 2989 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We LOVE the PC at Langham! Came last year for holiday tea and this year for dinner. What sets the Langham apart from the rest is the staff. They can be prim, proper, and pretentious if you want. But they can also be warm and funny, and very helpful with good recommendations about the food and drink... Enjoyed the tasting menu, wine, and whiskey, including the jazz group on Friday nights. Will definitely return. Thanks, Mat!

RB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible afternoon tea, one of the best I’ve been to. I had the vegan menu which was sooo good and extremely tasty! My mum has the usual afternoon tea menu and it blew her away. The staff were expertly trained and couldn’t do enough for you. Incredible experience

JB
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience for us. The package and add-ons we selected for our tea service cost quite dearly, but was worth it! The ambiance, especially the live piano music, was so classy. The location was elegant. The staff was welcoming and helpful, not passing judgment if you were not sure what to do. The food was quite delicious and filling!

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience. The food and service is exceptional and the music was lovely and allowed for great conversation.

HB
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea at The Langham is one of the best I have had (i’ve been to many places). The staff are very attentive, friendly and very accommodating as I have a seafood allergy. The sandwiches were delicious, lots of filling. The scones & pastries were delightful. Definitely recommend & will come back!

S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I would recommend the afternoon tea at the Langham,the venue is amazing and the service is impeccable but overall I think there are definitely better afternoon tea in London for that money. Scones were not great,they were so crumbly you couldn’t even try to spread the butter on them,they just collapsed in your hands,really hard to enjoy them. Pastries were nice but too sweet altogether.The waiter was really nice,attentive and professional but I prefer when they serve you everything in the same moment and you can go from savoury to sweet And then top up what you liked most.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and very the food was quite good.

PP
London
33 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Delicate and sophisticated though filling after a day shopping or for a date, excellent offer, very nice service, Luxurious (more sophisticated than posh) atmosphere. The dishes looked impressive and Michelin Star level (they are), and tasted as such. Perfect for a Romantic evening with a foodie. Stellar French Red by a small producer...A perfect evening.
And the Happy birthday little cake & mignardises were a VERY nice, unexpected, touch. GO.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to be and very relaxing.
Tea was continuously topped up for you the service was great very polite too. Felt very welcomed what great birthday treat!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cozy, #1 costumer service, worth the price. We were lucky enough to sit where we wanted to. And it was easy booking

M
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An experience! If you are planning to have an afternoon tea in London this is your best choice.

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, generous servings. £35 set menu for 3 courses good value, drinks are pricey if you want alcohol.
Wonderful service, and small birthday treat provided for my friend really impressed. Dining room is stunning, loved the live jazz. Will definitely return.

L
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

When doing the rounds on the afternoon tea circuit, this is one to do!! Very enjoyable

D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea at the Palm Court was a fabulous experience. The tea sandwiches were very fresh and tasty, and the scones and desserts were to die for. The Palm has a wide tea selection. We enjoyed impeccable and gracious service.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and so friendly. The food was delicious and really good value. The ambiance was relaxing and sophisticated. I can't praise this hotel enough, it was a truly wonderful experience.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my daughter’s 21st which was acknowledged with a small cake. Food was delicious and service excellent, although the bill for 3 people was quite steep and the most I have paid for afternoon tea at other top London locations

AB
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to go for High Tea to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We were seated promptly despite being early and felt very spoiled with our extra celebration cake and tea somelier. The food was superb and we enjoyed every morsel and minute.

v
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked it to give my father in law a true British experience and were not disappointed! We all loved it, food, service and ambience were top notch. Will definitely go again!

AD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have a child that loves “tea parties” you must try the afternoon tea! They staff were incredibly sweet and accommodating. Impeccable Langham service and so fun! Will return with my daughter next visit.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a wonderful experience in the wonderful surrounding, attentive knowledgeable staff

VG
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice environment and set-up. Food was great. A bit dissapointed with the service. We had an extra main course added to our bill, an extra desert and charged for a 24 yrs whiskey when ordered an 18 yrs one at the bar. Obviously they reverted all errors but needed to keep an eye on the bill.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great service and the live piano-cellist duo made for a very relaxing, romantic ambience - perfect for my husband's birthday dinner. Highly recommend!

M
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was both beautiful and delicious. Staff made two American ladies having their very first afternoon tea feel very comfortable and welcomed. A truly wonderful experience.

GJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience! And the staff is so nice and kind. They even had a special surprise for the wedding anniversary of my parents.

FI
London
58 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute pleasure to come again to Palm Court for a family celebration in London. On Saturday nights, there is a jazz duo playing music.
Service was fabulous, accommodating all of the dietary requirements of our party. Food was brilliant, and the whole experience was extremely pleasant. The special menu is also good value. Thank you!

LB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already written a review but to repeat, my partner and I enjoyed the afternoon tea very much. The standard of service was high and nothing was too much for any of the staff in attendance and throughout the hotel.

Two minor issues that I raised previously were that the Tea was not hot enough and had to be constantly replenished and also cooled quickly in the lovely china cups.

Lastly, I always feel that once such an occasion is booked for the rates quoted, to slap a surcharge on top at the time of payment, grates! I, like many others, would prefer to Tip on completion in accordance with the service levels.

S
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time. The staff were accommodating of a birthday and went out of their way. However I am quite disappointed that having paid £62 plus service charge per person we still got charged extra for still water. At that price I’d expect something as normal as a bottle of water would be included in the price. I was also charged extra for swapping one tea for a coffee. They really should review this charging extra.

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience , great atmosphere, great food and great service. Would definitely return and recommend

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience overall. Very chilled!

ER
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Palm Court as it was nicely decorated, full of flowers, clean and spacious. The service was polite, friendly and was always willing to answer to any questions. The tea was really refreshing and tasty as were the sandwiches, scones (plain and with raisins) and the sweets. The even gave us a cake as a gift on our way out.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday by endulging in an Afternoon High Tea at the Palm Court in the Langham Hotel. It was utter bliss. If you have the time and the ducketts, I highly recommend this experience. It is sooo choice.

All the finger sandwiches were amazing but I suggest, nay, insist you have extra cucumber sandwiches. They are tried and true and just plain delicious. The standouts are the scones with heart-stopping clotted cream and hand-crafted jam/jelly and the most tender scallop bathed in Dill Beurre Blanc. (Mmm butter.)

The service was extremely tentative. Never invasive. I enjoyed have my every whim tended to by an observant and eager staff. They were like a hive and I was their Queen Bee. I have never experienced service like it before, but I adjusted to it very...very quickly.

Now, let's talk ambience. Decor, setting - all beautiful. Of course. But the music - that gently settles you into your temporary kingdom. It is provided by a live pianist. It is soft and lively.

It's easy to enjoy what people do when they enjoy it themselves. And this pianist does. Not to date myself but, I knew all the music and found myself quietly humming along with the accompaniment. We could've been the next Captain and Tennille. (If only.)

Overall worth every penny...even if it was a lot of pennies.

Mg

BC
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just thought it was a wonderful experience with excellent service and a stunning selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes! We have had Afternoon Tea at other top London hotels and this was clearly the best!

s
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent choice of sandwiches that were able to be refilled if you wished. Then followed by a lovely plate of four different desserts followed by scones with the traditional cream and strawberry jam and also a fig and cinnamon spread which was lovely to try. We weren't able to finish everything but they offered to bag up the leftovers for my mum to take home with her. Excellent pianist playing a selection of tunes and the room itself is beautiful. Service was excellent for the first half and then the woman who had been looking after us came to the end of her shift and we had the impression that we kind of fell between the cracks as we had to keep signalling for everything after that, rather than staff approaching us actively to see what we needed. But overall, a very nice experience.

MU
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience. It really is a delight to dine here and an unforgettable experience. You won’t be disappointed.

IF
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was beautiful and we could have a conversation without being bothered by the noise. Had an excellent jazz group and the service was very diligent.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful venue and impeccable service. I'd been here before and was excited to come back, and even more so to see that Palm Court is still doing the set menu plus a cocktail for £35 pp. An amazing price - and the menu looked great. However, when we arrived we found out that the set menu had changed so what is available online is not what you will get. Past menus included lobster bisque, burratina, braised lamb and lovely tatins and tarts for dessert. Sadly I can't say that either I or my partner were as excited about the current menu. The vegetarian options were both a little disappointing, but for the price at this venue of course it was all incredible. I think we were just a little spoilt in the past and excited about a menu that we didn't ultimately get but I recognise this is an error on the OpenTable website that needs updating. Overall, still an amazing and memorable evening and we'll be back.

OT
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best high tea in London!!!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and would return. Service was amazing and so was the food.

AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I booked afternoon tea for my girlfriend and I. Originally we in intended it to be just the two of us but after being let down by childcare I contacted the Langham reception and they very kindly offered us a table for 3 with a kids menu. Very happy that they were able to accommodate this request at such short notice. The food was excellent as was the selection of teas. The kids menu was excellent and fun. We very much enjoyed our time here, and will definitely be back.